2019 Brisbane International Arts Festival

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WAMCI is recruiting artists for 2019 BIAF

 


Four painting artists and six performing groups will be invited to participate in the Festival. Artists and organisations are responsible for your costs of performance, insurance, travel and transportation. Works showing strong ethnic/cultural elements are preferred. WAMCI will cover venue and marketing costs.

Please check our STORIES Exhibition, Multicultural Performance and other performing arts programs in 2017 and 2018 for your reference.

If you are interested, please contact wamci@wamci.org.au. Thank you.


 

Event Calendar

 


NOTE: Details of the events might be updated. Please stay tuned with us.


 

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Performers

 


Indoneasian Dance

Australian Indonesian Culture and Welfare Association Inc presents the culture team, Seharum Nusantara dance group and Viva Lestari Indonesia dance group. We are all Indonesian who live in Brisbane. 

Indonesia - the country we were born in, consist of 19,000 islands and hosts 300 ethnic groups and who speak 600 languages. In total they are about 270 millions and mostly are members to 6 major institutionalized religions in the world. It is a big and diverse nation.

West part of Indonesia - Tor Tor Dance from North Sumatera

Tor Tor dance is a traditional dance from Batak tribe in North Sumatera. The dance is very energetic. The moves are joyous, swaying monotonous. The dance is commonly used in rituals performed by some statues made of stone that has entered the spirit, then the stone statue will dance. Now Tor Tor became an art culture is no longer a dance closely related to the spirit world. 

In the case of Tor Tor dance fashion is very simple. Someone who wants to dance Tor Tor in a party that followed, enough to wear Ulos which is woven Batak. Ulos used are of thow kinds, Ulos for headbands and scarves Ulos for. But the motive Ulos to be used must be in accordance with the party that followed. Tor Tor Batak dance contains the values of ethics, morals and manners that should be imparted to the younger generation. 

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Central part of Indonesia - Merak Dance from West Java

Merak dance is a traditional folk dance originating from Pasundan land, West Java. The dancers wear the crown a la peacock head crown. Merak dance is having delicate hand movements and it follows by traditional gamelan music, that becomes the main characteristic of this dance.

 

East part of Indonesia - Sajojo Dance from Papua

Sajojo dance is folk dance originated from Papua, the largest island located in the eastern region of Indonesia. It is a type of social dance where everybody like to move and jump normally include man and woman more than 5 people. The more people to dance, the merrier. 

Papuais a province that rich with culture and arts, minerals and tribal groups. It is also well-known as the heaven of the east. 

Chinese Youth Goodwill Association dance performances

Chinese Youth Goodwill Association, together with Chinese Youth Arts Association, are proud to showcase some traditional Chinese dances and Taiwanese folk culture in SIFAF 2018 to better prevail classical and contemporary Taiwanese/ Chinese cultural scenes and to further cultural exchange with other artistic groups from both domestic and abroad. 

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Africa Drumming

Descriptions

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Greek Dance Group

Descriptions

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Cultural WorkShops

 


Chinese Youth Goodwill Association, together with Chinese Youth Arts Association, are proud to showcase some traditional Chinese dances and Taiwanese folk culture in SIFAF 2018 to better prevail classical and contemporary Taiwanese/Chinese cultural scenes and to further cultural exchange with other artistic groups from both domestic and abroad. 

(PHOTO PLACE HOLDERS)


 

Exhibitions - STORIES

 


Hosting Artist - Melody Chen

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Artist from Australia - Mark Davey

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Artist from Australia - April Giblin

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Artist from Taiwan - Chang, Pi-Er

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Artist from Taiwan - Hsieh, Chih-Ping

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Artist from Poland - Renata Buziak

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Taiwan Week Lantern Painting Competition

 


Held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, the Lantern Festival is commonly regarded as one of the most important and romantic festivals in Taiwan. The origin of the festival lies in the festive activities of an agricultural people celebrating the lengthening of daylight hours and the coming of spring after the New Year.

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Venues

 


SunPAC

470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank QLD 4109

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